Get help with your legal rights
Call the Senior LinkAge Line® A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors at 1-800-333-2433 for referral to someone who can help with your legal questions.
General Help - Becoming a U.S. Citizen - Elder Abuse - Consumer Fraud - Planning for the Future - Legal Services Providers - Planning for Incapacity
- "I don't have the money to pay for my housing, and I just got an eviction notice. What do I do?
- "Am I eligible for Medicare?"
- "I think there's a problem with my pension. How do I clear it up?"
Legal issues for seniors can be very confusing, so the Minnesota Board on Aging partners with the Area Agencies on Aging to support a statewide legal services network for seniors.
Legal services providers in Minnesota provide one-on-one consultation for the elderly plus brochures and other information that will assist elders or their families.
Contact the Senior LinkAge Line™ at 1-800-333-2433 for referral to the legal services organization nearest you.
Legal issues you may face could include:
- Seeking benefits through public programs providing health care such as Medicare and Medical Assistance.
- Seeking your income benefits through Social Security.
- Preparing to maintain your independence as you age and need long-term care through privately purchased long-term care insurance.
- Protecting your personal autonomy by using estate planning tools and health care directives.
- Protecting your employment rights by getting educated about age and disability discrimination laws.
- Planning for retirement throughout life by developing a "life-cycle plan."
- Becoming educated about yourpension rights and other "replacement" income that can support you.
The Minnesota Board on Aging has a number of excellent resources available and can suggest additional places for you to go for answers.
Questions about becoming a U.S. Citizen?
Do you have questions about Elder Abuse?
Are you concerned about Consumer Fraud?
Need to Plan for Your Future?
- Own Your Future is an initiative between the MN Department of Human Services and the federal Department of Health and Human Services to help Minnesotans plan for future long-term care needs.
Need to find an attorney or legal aid provider?
Planning ahead for incapacity?